2013-14 Softball News

June 12, 2014
Softball’s Taylor Hall Receives ECAC All-Star Recognition
Softball's junior catcher Taylor Hall was selected to one of the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s (ECAC) two 2014 Division I All-Star teams, as voted upon by the head coaches within the ECAC Division I softball membership.

May 9, 2014
Softball Drops Heartbreaker to Binghamton, 2-1, in America East Championships
Softball’s freshman third baseman Kaelin Jackson tied the game with an RBI-double in the top of the seventh inning, but Binghamton’s Taylor Chaffee used a walk-off home run to slip past the Retrievers, 2-1, in heartbreaking fashion in an elimination game at the America East Championships on Friday evening at University Field.

May 8, 2014
Softball Unable to Overcome Rough Fourth Inning Against Stony Brook in America East Championships Opener
Softball's designated player Danielle O’Neill homered for the 11th time this season to enter into the Retrievers’ single-season home run list, but Stony Brook used three of its four blasts as part of a 12-run fourth inning to defeat UMBC, 16-1, in the opening game of the America East Championships on a rainy Thursday afternoon at University Field.

May 7, 2014
UMBC Softball Returns to the America East Championships; Retrievers take on No. 1 Stony Brook on Thursday
BALTIMORE – UMBC softball is set to make its return to the America East Championships for the first time since 2011 and the sixth time overall when it travels to Stony Brook, N.Y. for the three-day tournament. The fourth-seeded Retrievers open play against the host and top-seeded Seawolves on Thursday, May 8 at 1 p.m. at University Field.

May 7, 2014
Softball Earns Five Awards at Conference Banquet
UMBC softball makes its return to the America East Championships for the first time since 2011 and on Wednesday was honored with five players receiving postseason recognition at the conference’s award banquet on the campus of Stony Brook University. Junior catcher Taylor Hall and sophomore designated player Danielle O’Neill highlighted the Retrievers’ honors, each receiving a spot on the All-Conference First Team.

May 3, 2014
Hall Moves Up on Home Run List; Softball Falls to Albany on Senior Day
Softball’s junior catcher Taylor Hall homered for the 14th time this season to move into a tie with Stevie Shore for third on the Retrievers’ single-season home run list in the regular-season finale at UMBC Softball Stadium. The Retrievers hit the ball hard, but Albany came away with the 6-1 victory on Senior Day to take the series sweep.

May 2, 2014
UMBC Softball Drops Two to Albany
UMBC softball’s senior outfielder Caitlin Chance blasted her fourth home run of the season to tie up game two at three apiece in the bottom of the sixth inning on Friday afternoon, but Albany used one of its eight doubles on the day to take grab its second victory of the afternoon in America East action at UMBC Softball Stadium.

May 1, 2014
Softball Closes Out the Regular-Season Hosting Albany; Schedule Update
Softball battles for seeding in the upcoming America East Championships when it closes its regular-season slate in a three-game series against Albany. Action opens with a doubleheader on Friday, May 2, but due to weather, first pitch has been pushed back to 2:30 p.m. at the UMBC Softball Stadium. The Retrievers were celebrate Senior Day on Saturday, May 3 in the series finale scheduled for noon.

April 29, 2014
Midweek Matchup Between UMBC Softball and Coppin State Cancelled
Due to inclement weather, UMBC softball’s single game against Coppin State scheduled for Wednesday, April 30 has been cancelled. The Retrievers will return to action on Friday when it opens a three-game series against conference foe Albany.

April 28, 2014
Softball Clinches America East Championships Appearance with Holte’s No-Hitter Versus Hartford
A no-hitter from UMBC softball’s freshman pitcher Jessica Holte and a grand slam from junior catcher Taylor Hall helped the Retrievers to complete the series sweep of Hartford and clinch their first America East Championship appearance since 2011. The Retrievers defeated the Hawks, 10-0, in five innings in Monday’s series finale at Hartford Softball Field.

April 26, 2014
Softball Postponed Due to Weather
Softball's single game against Hartford set for Saturday, April 26 at 3 p.m. has been postponed due to weather.

April 25, 2014
Softball Travels to Hartford for Critical America East Series
Softball travels to Hartford for a critical America East series, as the Retrievers continue to battle for a spot in the upcoming America East Championships. Due to rain, the series will now open with a single game at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 and conclude with a doubleheader on Sunday, April 27 starting at noon at Hartford Softball Field.

April 22, 2014
Casagrand Throws Shutout to Help UMBC Softball Split Doubleheader Versus La Salle
Softball's freshman pitcher Nicole Casagrand tossed a four-hit shutout in game two of Tuesday afternoon’s doubleheader to help the Retrievers split against La Salle in non-conference action at the UMBC Softball Stadium. The Retrievers fell, 5-3, in game one, but came back with a 4-0 victory in game two.

April 21, 2014
Softball Hosts La Salle in Tuesday Doubleheader; Holte Named America East Rookie of the Week
UMBC softball steps out of America East action on Tuesday, April 22 when it hosts La Salle for a doubleheader. First pitch has been moved to 2 p.m. at the UMBC Softball Stadium.

April 19, 2014
Big Bats Power UMBC Softball to Sweep of UMass Lowell
BALTIMORE – Senior Caitlin Chance and junior Mary Hartman each blasted homeruns and freshman pitcher Jessica Holte tossed her 18th complete game of the year as UMBC finished off the series sweep of UMass Lowell with a 6-2 win in the weekend finale, Saturday afternoon in America East action at UMBC Softball Stadium.

April 18, 2014
Softball Sweeps Doubleheader With Walk-Off Victories Versus UMass Lowell
Softball picked up a pair of critical America East victories as the Retrievers used a pair of walk-off home runs to sweep a doubleheader against UMass Lowell on Friday afternoon at the UMBC Softball Stadium. UMBC sophomore short stop Bridget O’Malley launched a three-run home run, her second blast of the day, in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Retrievers a 7-5 victory in game two, while junior catcher Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) tallied one of her four RBI on a solo home run that ended game one in six innings with a 10-2 black and gold victory.

April 17, 2014
Softball Hosts League-Newcomer UMass Lowell
Softball returns home for a weekend series against America East newcomer UMass Lowell, starting with a doubleheader on Friday, April 18 at the UMBC Softball Stadium. First pitch for Friday has been pushed back to 1:45 p.m. in game one and 4 p.m. in game two. Saturday’s series finale, set for 11 a.m., marks Fan Appreciation Day and Strikeout Cancer Day at the UMBC Softball Stadium.

April 15, 2014
Time Change for UMBC Softball Doubleheader Versus UMass Lowell
The start times of the UMBC softball doubleheader against UMass Lowell scheduleded for Friday, April 18 have been pushed back to 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m., as announced by head coach Joe French on Tuesday.

April 14, 2014
O’Neill Earns First Career America East Player of the Week Honor
Softball’s sophomore Danielle O’Neill earned her first career America East Player of the Week honor, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

April 12, 2014
O’Neill Helps Softball Take Series at Maine; Retrievers Split Doubleheader
Softball’s sophomore Danielle O’Neill reached base on six of her seven plate appearances, recording three hits and three walks, to help the Retrievers win their first series of their America East schedule. UMBC fell to Maine in game one on Saturday afternoon, 8-0, but captured the 7-6 victory in the series finale at Mike Kessock Field.

April 11, 2014
Softball Blanks Maine in Series Opener, 3-0
Softball freshmen Jessica Holte and Kelly Lane helped to guide the Retrievers to their first conference victory of the season, as Holte tossed a complete-game shutout and Lane drove in two runs in a 3-0 victory against Maine in America East action on Friday afternoon at Mike Kessock Field.

April 10, 2014
Softball Looks to Get Back on Track at Maine
Softball looks to get back on track as they return to America East action on Friday, April 11 when they Retrievers open a three-game series at Maine. First pitch on Friday has been moved to 3 p.m. at Mike Kessock Field. The series wraps-up with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 12, with first pitch slated for noon.

April 9, 2014
Softball Homers Four Times But Falls to Georgetown, 8-6
Softball blasted four home runs in Wednesday afternoon’s non-conference matchup against Georgetown, but the Retrievers finished the contest with five total hits, falling to the Hoyas, 8-6, at the UMBC Softball Stadium.

April 8, 2014
Softball Meets Georgetown in Midweek Clash
UMBC softball returns to action for a midweek contest against Georgetown on Wednesday, April 9. Game time is set for 2:30 p.m. at the UMBC Softball Stadium.

April 6, 2014
The Long Ball Downs UMBC Softball at Binghamton
UMBC softball’s Danielle O’Neill launched a pair of home runs, while junior Taylor Hall homered for her 150th career hit in Sunday afternoon’s doubleheader against Binghamton, but the Retrievers stranded 13 runners on base, making room for the Bearcats to complete the series sweep in America East action at the Bearcats Softball Complex.

April 5, 2014
Softball Drops Series Opener Against Binghamton, 6-2
UMBC softball’s sophomore short stop Bridget O’Malley launched her first home run of the season, but it was not enough to take down Binghamton, as the Bearcats defeated the Retrievers, 6-2, in the series opener on Saturday afternoon at Bearcats Softball Complex

April 4, 2014
Softball Resumes America East Action at Binghamton; Schedule Update
UMBC softball returns to America East action over the weekend, as it travels to Binghamton for a three-game series against the Bearcats. The schedule for the weekend has been updated with the Retrievers opening the series with a single game at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the Bearcats Softball Complex and closing the series with a doubleheader on Sunday, April 6 at noon. All the action will be live free of charge on the America East digital network.

April 2, 2014
Grand Slams Highlight UMBC Sweep Against Howard
UMBC softball’s offense exploded for 20 runs and a .308 batting average in Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep of Howard at Kiwanis Park. The Retrievers’ offensive efforts were highlighted by a pair of grand slams in game two from senior Caitlin Chance and sophomore Jordan Sganga.

April 2, 2014
Softball Takes on Howard in Midweek Doubleheader
UMBC wastes no time jumping back into action on Wednesday, April 2 with a midweek doubleheader against Howard. First pitch has been moved to 3:30 p.m. in Ellicott City, Md., at Kiwanis Park.

April 1, 2014
Softball Drops a Pair of One-Run Contests to Stony Brook
UMBC softball dropped its America East opening doubleheader to Stony Brook on Tuesday afternoon after stranding a total of 19 runners in a pair of one-run contests at the UMBC Softball Stadium. The Retrievers were unable to hold on to an early advantage in game one, falling, 3-2, and came up short on a comeback in game two in a 2-1 loss.

March 31, 2014
Field Conditions Postpones UMBC Series Against Stony Brook to Tuesday
UMBC and Stony Brook will wait another day to play their doubleheader that was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 30. Due to field conditions at the UMBC Softball Stadium, the game has been postponed to Tuesday, April 1, with the first game starting at noon.

March 30, 2014
Softball Series Update Against Stony Brook*
UMBC softball's series opening doubleheader against Stony Brook that was scheduled for 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 30 has been cancelled due to inclement weather in the Baltimore area and field conditions at the UMBC Softball Stadium.

March 27, 2014
Softball Holds Off George Washington, 10-6
UMBC sophomore left fielder Jordan Sganga tabbed the first home run of her career in part of a 3-for-4 day from the dish, helping the Retrievers to a 10-6 victory against George Washington on Thursday afternoon at Mount Vernon Field.

March 27, 2014
Softball Hosts Stony Brook in America East Opener
UMBC softball opens America East action with a three-game series against Stony Brook, starting with a doubleheader on Sunday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at the UMBC Softball Stadium. The series finale is set for Monday, March 31 at noon. Any further weather updates for the series will be posted to UMBCRetrievers.com on Sunday morning.

March 25, 2014
Softball Versus George Washington Moved to Thursday
After much delay, UMBC softball and George Washington will look to get their single game in at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 at GW Softball Field. The contest was originally schedule for March 4 and has since been pushed back to Tuesday, March 25 and now Thursday, March 27 due to inclement weather.

March 23, 2014
Softball Splits in Final Day of Spring Classic
UMBC softball exploded for 10 runs in a shutout five-inning victory against Saint Peter’s in its opening game of the day, but was unable to carry its hard-hitting offense into the UMBC Spring Classic finale, falling to Mount St. Mary’s, 5-0, on Sunday afternoon at UMBC Softball Stadium.

March 22, 2014
Softball Takes Third Game With Season-High 14 Runs; Sunday Schedule Update
The UMBC softball team dropped its first game and the conclusion of Friday’s postponed contest, but exploded for a season-high 14 runs and 15 hits in the final game of day two of the 11th Annual UMBC Spring Classic to defeat Sacred Heart, 14-10. The Retrievers fell in their opening game of the day, 4-2, to Saint Peter’s and fell short in their comeback in the final three innings versus the Pioneers, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at the UMBS Softball Stadium.

March 21, 2014
Softball Game Postponed Due to Rain; Schedule Revision
The opening game of the UMBC Spring Classic has been postponed in the bottom of the fourth inning due to rain. Sacred Heart held a 2-0 advantage, but the Retrievers had a runner on second base with freshman Jaclyn Buckley up to bat with one out. Game two, which featured UMBC against Saint Peter’s, was also postponed.

March 20, 2014
Softball Hosts UMBC Spring Classic; Updated Schedule
UMBC softball looks to continue its non-conference success as it heads into its final weekend before America East play when the Retrievers host the 11th Annual UMBC Spring Classic. Due to field conditions at the UMBC Softball Stadium, the schedule has been updated from its original form.

March 19, 2014
UMBC Spring Classic Schedule Update
Due to the recent weather in the Baltimore area and the field conditions heading into the weekend, UMBC head coach Joe French has announced an updated schedule for the 11th annual UMBC Spring Classic.

March 18, 2014
Holte Earns Third AEC Pitcher of the Week Honor
UMBC softball’s freshman Jessica Holte earned her fourth America East honor of the season by being named the AEC Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season, as announced by the conference office Tuesday.

March 16, 2014
French Earns 800th Career Victory; UMBC Defeats Hampton, 6-1
UMBC softball launched three home runs in a 6-1 victory against Hampton in the final game of the 10th annual UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational at the UMBC Softball Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Retrievers’ head coach Joe French earned his 800th career coaching victory with the win.

March 15, 2014
Softball Falls Short Versus Niagara, 5-3; Schedule Update***
UMBC softball’s senior first baseman Chelsea Bertoglio delivered a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning to put the Retrievers out in front, but Niagara was able to produce three runs in the top of the sixth en route to a 5-3 victory on day two of the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational Saturday afternoon at the UMBC Stadium.

March 14, 2014
Buckley Guides UMBC Softball to Sweep in Day One of UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational
UMBC softball’s freshman outfielder Jaclyn Buckley hit a team-best .714 (5-for-7) on day one of the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational, including the game-winning hit in extra innings that gave the Retrievers a 2-1 victory against Rhode Island in the day’s final game. The Retrievers also defeated Drexel, 3-0, on Friday afternoon at the UMBC Softball Stadium.

March 13, 2014
Softball Hosts 10th Annual Dawg Pound Invitational
UMBC softball is set to host the 10th annual Dawg Pound Invitational over the weekend. The Retrievers will welcome four teams to the UMBC Softball Stadium from Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 16 for 11 total games. UMBC will play five games throughout the weekend.

March 12, 2014
Softball’s Offense Falls Short Versus Towson, 8-0
UMBC softball’s senior right fielder Caitlin Chance went two-for-two from the plate in Wednesday afternoon’s game against Towson, but the Retrievers were unable to get their offense going, falling to the Tigers, 8-0, in six innings at Tiger Softball Complex.

March 11, 2014
Bertoglio Leads Softball to a Sweep of Rhode Island in Home Opener; Bertoglio and Lane Earn Conference Honors
UMBC softball’s senior first baseman Chelsea Bertoglio had a career-day for the Retrievers, launching three home runs, including a grand slam in game two, to help the black and gold to a pair of victories against Rhode Island on Tuesday afternoon at the UMBC Softball Stadium. Bertoglio and freshman pitcher Kelly Lane (Albany, N.Y./Colonie Central) each received conference weekly honors on the day.

March 10, 2014
Softball Welcomes Rhode Island in Home-Opening Doubleheader
After 16 straight road contests to open its 2014 campaign, the UMBC softball team is set to host a doubleheader against Rhode Island for its home-opener on Tuesday, March 11 at the UMBC Softball Field.

March 9, 2014
UMBC Takes Three-Of-Four From UMES Over the Weekend
UMBC softball split Sunday’s doubleheader against UMES to take three-of-four in the weekend series at Hawks Field. The Retrievers fell in game one, 4-3, but came back in game two to defeat the Hawks, 3-2.

March 8, 2014
Lane’s Perfect Game Headlines UMBC Softball’s UMES Sweep
UMBC softball’s freshman pitcher Kelly Lane tossed the Retrievers’ first perfect game, as the rookie led UMBC to a 13-0 five inning victory in game two of a doubleheader against UMES. The Retrievers defeated the Hawks, 7-4, in game one on Saturday afternoon at Hawks Field.

March 6, 2014
UMBC Makes Weekend Trip to UMES; Schedule Update
UMBC softball’s doubleheader versus UMES originally scheduled for Friday, March 7 at the UMBC Softball Stadium has been moved to Saturday, March 8 at Hawks Field. First pitch for game one is set for 2 p.m.

March 4, 2014
Winter Weather Continues to Adjust UMBC Softball Scheduling
Due to the latest winter storm in the Baltimore area, UMBC softball has been forced to adjust its playing schedule for the week.

March 4, 2014
Hall and Holte Help UMBC Softball Sweep Weekly Awards
UMBC softball’s junior Taylor Hall and freshman Jessica Holte helped guide the Retrievers to a 3-1 week and a sweeping of the America East Weekly honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

March 2, 2014
Long Ball Helps UMBC Softball Sweep Day Two of Spartan Classic
The UMBC softball team used five home runs, including two from sophomore Danielle O’Neill, to sweep day two of the Spartan Classic on Sunday afternoon at NSU Softball Field. The Retrievers defeated Monmouth, 8-3, in game one and followed by avenging yesterday’s loss to Norfolk State with an 8-1 victory versus the Spartans.

March 1, 2014
Softball Splits on Day One of Spartan Classic
Softball extended its win streak to five games following an 8-5 victory against Delaware in its first game of the Spartan Classic, but the Retrievers were unable to complete a come-back victory against host Norfolk State in game two, falling, 3-2, at NSU Softball Field on Saturday afternoon.

February 27, 2014
*Schedule Update; Softball Looks to Stay Hot at Spartan Classic
Softball looks to stay hot as it continues its road stint at the Spartan Classic on Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2 at the NSU Softball Field.

February 25, 2014
Wednesday Softball Postponed at George Mason
UMBC's softball single game at George Mason, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26, has been postponed. The game is expected to be rescheduled for a later date.

February 25, 2014
Softball's Hall and Holte Earn America East Weekly Honors
UMBC softball picked up a pair of America East Weekly honors, with junior Taylor Hall and freshman pitcher Jessica Holte each receiving recognition, as announced Tuesday by the league office.

February 22, 2014
Softball Victorious at Phoenix Opening Tournament
UMBC softball swept a pair of contests for the second straight day to take all four of its contests at the Phoenix Opening Tournament.

February 22, 2014
Softball Sweeps Day One of the Phoenix Opening Tournament
UMBC softball picked up a pair of victories in day one of the Phoenix Opening Tournament at Hunt Softball Park. The Retrievers held off Niagara in a 3-1 victory in the day’s second game and followed with a rigorous 13-9 victory in eight innings against Iona in the nightcap.

February 20, 2014
*Schedule Update; Softball Travels to Phoenix Opening Tournament on Friday and Saturday
UMBC softball hits the road for its second tournament of the season on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22 when it travels to the Phoenix Opening Tournament at Hunt Softball Park on the campus of Elon University. Due to inclement weather in the forecast for Friday, the schedule has been updated.

February 18, 2014
Buckley Earns AEC Rookie of the Week Honors; UMBC Adjusts Next Week’s Schedule
UMBC softball freshman outfielder Jaclyn Buckley (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Camden Regional) earned America East Rookie of the Week recognition after her first weekend of action, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

February 17, 2014
UMBC Softball Versus George Mason Postponed
The UMBC softball game versus George Mason originally scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 has been postponed due to field conditions. A reschedule date has yet to be determined.

February 16, 2014
Softball Splits on Final Day of the Seahawk Invitational
UMBC softball’s senior Caitlin Chance batted in three runs on a 1-1 afternoon for the Retrievers. UMBC opened the day with a 5-3 victory versus Norfolk State, but closed out the Seahawk Invitational with a 4-3 loss to host UNC-Wilmington on Sunday at Boseman Field.

February 15, 2014
Seventh Inning Home Run Lifts UMBC Softball Past UNC-Wilmington, 5-3; Retrievers Fall to Liberty, 12-0
UMBC softball’s freshman outfielder Jaclyn Buckley picked up her first hit as a Retriever in the top of the seventh inning, blasting a two-run home run to lift UMBC past UNC-Wilmington, 5-3, in the opening game of the Seahawk Classic on Saturday at Boseman Field, but the Retrievers fell in the nightcap, 12-0, in five innings to Liberty.

February 13, 2014
UMBC Softball 2014 Season Outlook; UMBC Opens at Seahawk Invitational on Saturday and Sunday
UMBC softball opens its season at the Seahawk Invitational, which was set to begin on Friday, Feb. 14 at UNC-Wilmington, however, due to inclement weather in the Baltimore area, the Retrievers’ schedule is now set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16.

January 31, 2014
Softball Picked to Finish Sixth in AEC Preseason Poll
UMBC softball was picked to finish sixth out of seven teams in the annual America East Coaches’ Preseason Poll, as announced by the league office on Friday.

January 23, 2014
French Announces Schedule for UMBC Softball 2014 Slate
UMBC softball head coach Joe French unveiled the Retrievers’ 2014 schedule, which features five tournaments, including a pair of tournaments hosted by the black and gold during March.

December 18, 2013
French Signs Five for UMBC Softball
UMBC head softball coach Joe French has announced the addition of five players, who will join the Retrievers for the 2014-15 academic year.

December 6, 2013
French Announces Upcoming Fundraisers for UMBC Softball
UMBC softball’s head coach Joe French announced a pair of fundraisers for the winter to benefit the Retriever softball program.

November 26, 2013
Softball and Baseball Take Part in League of Dreams; Hall and Young Travel to NCAA Leadership Forum
BALTIMORE – The UMBC softball and baseball teams recently took part in the League of Dreams, a locally-run, non-profit organization that provides physically and mentally disabled men, women, boys and girls with the opportunity to play baseball or softball. Softball’s junior catcher Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) and men’s lacrosse’s sophomore middie Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch School) followed with a trip to Providence, R.I. for the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum.

October 21, 2013
Softball Newcomer Kathleen Sharp Receives NJCAA Award
UMBC softball head coach Joe French brought in a pair of transfers over the offseason, one of which, junior Kathleen Sharp received the 2012-13 John Stauff Female Scholar Athlete of the Year at the annual National Junior College Athletic Assocation Region XIX awards gala.

October 13, 2013
Softball Update: Clinic Postponed Until Further Notice
UMBC softball's clinic originially scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 13 has been postponed due to inclement weather and stading water on the field. Details of its rescheduling with be released at a later date.

October 11, 2013
Softball Update on Alumni Game Status; Clinic Still Set for Sunday
BALTIMORE – UMBC softball head coach Joe French has announced that due to inclement weather the UMBC Softball Stadium with not be playable for Saturday’s alumni game. Alumni are encouraged to join the team and staff for food and beverages at the research parking lot at 1 p.m. and to watch the No. 8 UMBC men’s soccer team take on Albany at 2:30 p.m.

September 11, 2013
Joe French Announces Alvis to Rejoin UMBC Softball Coaching Staff
BALTIMORE – UMBC head softball coach Joe French has announced the addition of Larry Alvis to the 2013 coaching staff. Alvis, a 1979 graduate of UMBC, once again makes his return to the Retrievers, having also served on French’s staff from 2002-04.

August 19, 2013
Softball Announces Fall Events
BALTIMORE – UMBC head softball coach Joe French has set his 2013 fall slate and has announced a clinic, run by the Retriever coaches and players, scheduled for Oct. 13 at the UMBC Softball Stadium. The black and gold’s complex will also play host to the 5th Annual UMBC Scholastic Classic Oct. 26-27.